MEF’s GEN15 networking event launches with more than 30 initial service provider & technology vendor sponsors
Date: Mon, 03/23/2015 - 13:32
Global conference is focused on enabling the future of dynamic networking services powered by CE 2.0, LSO, SDN, and NFV
The MEF is pleased to announce the first set of participating sponsors at the industry-wide GEN15 conference being held on November 16-19, 2015 at the Omni Hotel in Dallas, Texas. With a target audience exceeding 1,250 attendees from 325+ companies, GEN15 (www.gen15.com) is the must-attend annual networking event for executives and other senior professionals involved in the combined Carrier Ethernet + Third Network services & technology ecosystem. Program content and peer-to-peer networking opportunities are designed to appeal to experts from retail, wholesale, and mobile service providers; cloud service providers; mid to large businesses; government & defense organizations; network solutions vendors; the press; analyst firms; investment firms; and others.
GEN15’s initial sponsor list of 33+ companies includes leading global, national, and regional service providers, network technology and management solution providers, training companies, and testing firms.
Service Provider Sponsors thus far include: Allstream, Colt, Comcast Business, Cox Business, Global Capacity, PCCW Global,Windstream, and multiple additional national and international providers who will be announced soon. Comcast Business, Cox Business, and PCCW Global are among the list of returning Platinum Sponsors.
Network Technology & Other Sponsors thus far include: Accedian, Amartus, Carrier Ethernet Academy, CENX, Cyan, EANTC, Fujitsu,Infovista, Iometrix, MRV, Neustar, Omnitron Systems, Overture Networks, RAD, Tech 2000, Telco Systems, Ubiqube, Veryx Technologies, WebNMS, Wedge Networks, and more.
GEN15 also will be supported by dozens of media, industry and equity research firms, standards organization, and other partners. Initial participating analyst firms include Frost & Sullivan, IDC, Infonetics, NSS Labs, Ovum, the Rayno Report, and Vertical Systems Group.
“While last year’s event defined the future of dynamic networking services, GEN15 will take us the next step forward by focusing on how we can enable that future by leveraging and combining the latest innovations in Carrier Ethernet, LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), SDN, and NFV solutions,” said Nan Chen, President of the MEF. “We are extremely pleased to enjoy such strong sponsorship and partner support early in the year, and look forward to working with these companies in shaping a top-notch program with broad appeal to service end-users, service providers, technology suppliers, and other ecosystem players.”
GEN15 is expected to bring together a global array of 120+ CE, LSO, SDN, NFV, and Cloud expert speakers from across the services and technology landscape. Every aspect of GEN15 is being developed with the paramount goal of empowering industry professionals with the highest-quality information, analysis, and networking opportunities possible to help them successfully navigate through today’s pressing cost, revenue, and business process challenges.
GEN15 will encompass industry-leading keynote speakers, educational roundtables, and panels with dedicated tracks for enterprise end-users; retail, wholesale, mobile, and cloud service providers; and others. Back by popular demand, the event also will feature an expanded Proof of Concept Services & Technology Showcase in a vibrant Networking Hall, the MEF 2015 Excellence Awards Dinner, a Global Media Hub, a pre-conference MEF Certified Professionals Convention, workshops, and much more.
Above, Bob Metcalf, Ethernet Inventor and University of Texas Professor of Innovation, received MEF Lifetime Achievement Award